Beginning with an election triumph for incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou, 2012 proved a difficult year for both Taiwan and Ma; his second term got off to a dismal start. The island’s economy experienced stagflation, while a series of controversies created a governance crisis during which the president’s approval rating hit historic lows.
Research Article| February 01 2013
Taiwan in 2012: Curse of the Second-Term President?
Ming-Tong Chen is Professor in the Graduate Institute of National Development, National Taiwan University, Taipei. The author would like to thank Josh Wenger for his help in completing the English version of this article.
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 206–213.
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Ming-Tong Chen; Taiwan in 2012: Curse of the Second-Term President?. Asian Survey 1 February 2013; 53 (1): 206–213. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.206
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